The Faculty of Engineering Sciences at Heidelberg University invites applications for a
Full Professorship (W3) in Philosophy (f/m/d)
with a focus on philosophy of (life) science and technology
at the earliest convenience. This position is intended as a bridge between the faculties of philosophy and engineering sciences and it is part of the Institute for Molecular Systems Engineering and Advanced Materials.
Successful candidates will have a strong and demonstrated research interest in issues concerning the relationship of technology and organisms and the constitution of (human) life. They will have interdisciplinary experience in the philosophical analysis of the development of technology and biotechnology or the life sciences, including neuroscience. Their prospective research should include questions in the areas of philosophy of science, anthropology or ethics. We expect a preparedness to cooperate in current and planned projects on topics such as synthetic biology and engineering of molecular systems at Heidelberg University.
The duties of the position include interdisciplinary teaching of philosophy of science and technology in the bachelor and master programmes in philosophy and in engineering as well as supervising PhD theses. We expect a commitment to developing new teaching modules in philosophy and innovative teaching programmes which can form a bridge between the fields. Further responsibilities include transfer, grant acquisition, and participation in academic administrative duties. Teaching responsibilities are according to the law of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
The appointment requires a completed university degree, qualified doctorate and, according to § 47 (2) of the Higher Education Law of the state of Baden-Württemberg, a habilitation, a successfully evaluated junior professorship or a comparable academic qualification The qualification in philosophy should be demonstrated by a PhD or habilitation (or equivalent qualification). An additional qualification in science or engineering is required; this can be documented by a university degree, suitable publications, cooperations and/or acquisition of research grants.
Please submit your application in English with a curriculum vitæ including your complete research bibliography, teaching record, teaching and research statement in a single
PDF to the Dean of
Engineering Sciences, Prof. Dr. Guido Kanschat and to the Dean of the Philosophical Faculty, Prof. Dr. Katja Patzel-Mattern by email to
. Applications received by April 17th, 2023
, will receive full consideration. Feel free to use this e-mail address for questions about this position.
Heidelberg University stands for equal opportunities and diversity. Qualified female candidates are especially invited to apply. Persons with severe disabilities will be given preference if they are equally qualified. Information on job advertisements and the collection of personal data is available at